Don’t Blink: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Brinkmanship | BRIdge from the Past
The world watched as the US and Soviet Union squared off for thirteen days during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962. So, was the Cold War really World War III? In this BRIdge from the Past video, Mary explores this question by looking at two political cartoons on the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Thirteen Days: John F. Kennedy, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Purpose
In this lesson, students will learn how President John F. Kennedy achieved his purpose of protecting the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis. They will also understand how they can be purposeful in their lives.
Cold War DBQ (1947-1989)
Use this lesson after students have read the introductory essay to introduce foreign policy milestones during Reagan's presidency. This lesson can be used with The Iran-Contra Affair Narrative; the "Tear Down This Wall" Ronald Reagan and the End of the Cold War Decision Point; and the Ronald Reagan, "Tear Down this Wall" Speech, June 12, 1987 Primary Source.
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History Video Playlist
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History is a new YouTube series for students that explores an important historic image every episode to gain insights into the culture, politics, and society of a particular time in U.S. history. Host Mary Patterson will explain how each primary source is its own “window to the past,” revealing new areas for contemplation and discussion.